Seedbox Tuning - $30-35

So you just installed swizzin (or maybe you haven’t quite made the switch yet) and you’re looking to get the most out of your server as possible. Building a solid buffer requires careful consideration: there are many variables that must be taken into account, both in what you use to build buffer and the server doing the lifting. For instance, I may tune up to 35 variables in the kernel alone. Then there’s your hard disks, applications and device configurations. Don’t even get me started on buffer bloat. This is just a small portion of what you can ignore when I tune-up your server.

If you’d like to know the steps in more detail then keep reading, otherwise scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up! After signing up, I will email you to get the access details to your server. Most orders are completed within 24 hours.

I currently offer two variations of this service: a stand-alone tuneup or a tuneup with the installation of a script (swizzin, QuickBox or rtinst). Please note that the “Installation” option offers only a basic install of the script — it does not include configuration of applications nor does it include any extras beyond what is already included by the author of the script. If you need custom work, please get in touch!

Network Adapter

Servers ship with defaults that aren’t conducive to high performance network connections. Through careful study, I have determined a set of kernel parameters designed to increase network performance, both in the kernel and at the hardware level.

Storage Medium

While default options are tending to be more focused in the realm of performance with recent operating systems such as Ubuntu 16.04, there is still much that can be done to improve Read/Write performance to keep your hard disks up to speed with your applications of choice.

Memory Management

Is your server swapping RAM to hard disk when it shouldn’t? Careful consideration has allowed some insights into the unique considerations required for storage servers.

Application Configuration

Not all applications ship with good defaults. In fact, many of them ship defaults intended for desktop users! Bring out the best in your server by making sure your apps aren’t slowing you down.

Buffer Bloat

Buffer bloat occurs when requests for bulk data transfers overpower other high priority services such as SSH and HTTP. By using certain values, we can ensure that important packets don’t get dropped and latency remains reasonable — so your SSH sessions and/or HTTP requests remain responsive — even if your server is using its bandwidth to the fullest extent.

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